NYPA's Friday Matinees Continue in February
315-764-0226, Ext. 304
February 2, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York Power Authority (NYPA) will continue its free “Friday
Matinees” in February with showings of classic movies at the
admission-free Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors
Center and Boat Launch at the St. Lawrence Franklin D. Roosevelt
During February, NYPA will show a selection of movies on Fridays at
1:30 p.m. in the visitors center auditorium. Free popcorn will be
available for the movie showings.
February schedule is:
“GI Blues” (1960). Elvis Presley stars as a soldier stationed in
West Germany. Tulsa McLean (Presley) wants to make enough money to
open a bar when he's discharged. So, he makes a bet -- that he can
win the heart of the coldest fish in town, showgirl Lili (Juliet
“Casablanca” (1942). Of all the "gin joints" in Morocco, Ilsa
(Ingrid Bergman), accompanied by Victor (Paul Henreid), had to walk
into the one owned by Rick (Humphrey Bogart), a former beau she
abandoned in Paris. War looms over them all, and in a much-discussed
ending, Rick and Ilsa make heroic but heartbreaking choices.
Friday, Feb. 20 a special series of family-friendly films will be
shown as part of NYPA’s winter break program.
“Citizen Kane” (1941). Orson Welles reinvented movies at the age of
26 with this audacious biography of newspaper baron Charles Foster
Kane (in essence, a thinly veiled portrait of publishing magnate
William Randolph Hearst), who rises from poverty to become one of
America's most influential men.
this time of year, the visitors center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday.
Besides enjoying free movies, visitors can sample the array of
hands-on exhibits at the Hawkins Point facility, which presents
information on such subjects as water power and NYPA’s St.
Lawrence-FDR Power Project. Visitors are also sure to enjoy the
panoramic views of the power dam. For further information, please
call the visitors center at (315) 764-0226 ext. 302 or visit NYPA on
the web at
■ NYPA uses no tax money or
state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of
bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of
electricity. ■ NYPA is a leader in promoting
energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric
transportation initiatives. ■ It is the
nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating
facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400
circuit-miles of transmission lines.
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